O’ROURKE’S PEAK CELLARS MASTERWORKS III

OSO DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

 

OSO DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

GUEST ARTISTS

JANA LUKSTS | PIANO

KIRA SHINER | OBOE

ALICIA VENABLES | VIOLIN

NICK DENTON-PROTSACK | CELLO

OKANAGAN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

 

Kelowna: Friday, February 7; 7:30pm
Penticton: Saturday, February 8; 7:30pm
Vernon: Sunday, February 9; 7:00pm

 

PROGRAM

Kolby Zinger-Harris Three Views of the Okanagan
Ernst Schneider Piano Concerto No. 2 
Antonio Salieri  Triple Concerto in D Major for Oboe, Violin & Cello 
Piotr Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture 

 

The Okanagan Symphony celebrates sixty years of music-making in the Okanagan valley. Our guest artists and composers feature OSYO alumni who are making their mark on the wider musical world. Our annual Side by Side with the OSYO celebrates our past and our future with one of the biggest party pieces of all time, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.


INSIDER FACTS

60 YEARS AGO

The first-ever performance of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra took place in Penticton in February of 1960.

 

 

 

FRENEMIES?

Despite Antonio Salieri’s negative depiction in the stage play and film Amadeus, there is no evidence that he attempted to sabotage Mozart’s career and in fact, was a pallbearer at his funeral.

 

 

NAPOLEON NOT MADISON

Over the years, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture has been sometimes confused as commemorating the American War of 1812, especially given its cannon-fire finale. It was actually written as an account of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia: he works in themes from both the Russian National Anthem and the Marseillaise.

I am very excited to feature so many of our OSYO alumni as Guest Artists and Composers.  As we celebrate our history with great milestones (including Ernst Schneider’s 80th birthday) it is wonderful to celebrate our future by SHOWCASING OUR NEXT GENERATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL STARS.

Rosemary Thomson